Slick roads lead to chaotic mornings in Norwich, Windham

Things are calming down after slick roads caused morning time chaos for dispatchers in parts of eastern Connecticut.

According to state police, Exit 18 on the northbound side of Interstate 395 was a problem spot Wednesday morning.

The issues began around 6:30 a.m., when a car lost control on the icy ramp. Police said another vehicle then crashed into the cruiser of the trooper who had stopped to handle the first wreck.

On the heels of that, another police cruiser, headed toward a different call, also lost control in the area.

Police said the crashes happened in relatively quick succession and didn’t cause any serious injuries.

Officials closed the ramp for a time as they cleared up the scene. By 8:15 a.m., it had reopened.

Willimantic police additionally dealt with crashes related to the slippery conditions, including an eight-car wreck on state Route 289, or Mountain Street. Police said that collision did not appear to have caused any serious injuries but likely will result in a multi-hour closure of the road.

Windham schools announced a two-hour delay upon learning of the road conditions.


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